Good Questions: Color for This "Brady Bunch" House?

Good Questions: Color for This "Brady Bunch" House?

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Janel Laban
Sep 30, 2008

Kristine is looking for some color advice: My husband and I moved into this mid 60's "Brady Bunch" house a few years ago. After much work on the interior, we are ready to move on to the exterior. We have already added a new roof, and now it's time to paint/stain...

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The unfortunate thing is that the brick has to stay, it would be way too involved for us to remove it at this point. The other unfortunate thing is that the soffits and fascia are clad-aluminum and so paint does not stick to them very well, which means they probably have to stay the ugly rust brown color they are.

The body of the house is stained redwood, can this house be saved? It is possible to choose a color that can tie in the brick and the soffits? The only other solution that we have come up with is a lighter red for the house color, a warm cream for the trim, and a chocolate brown for the doors and garage doors.

Does anyone have any other ideas? Help us update our house!

Please add your color suggestions for Kristine to the comments below...thanks!

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